Sunday, November 16, 2008

Capsicum Chutney


Capsicum(any color) - 1(big) - Cut into small pieces
Garlic - 5 nos
Tomato - 1 - chopped
Red chilli - 4
coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 1 nos
Cinnamon Stick - 1/2"
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp(Optional)
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 5 tsp


1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, add, cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seed, coriander seed, urad dal, red chilli and fry well and keep it aside.
2. Again heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, add Capsicum(i used green capsicum) and garlic and fry until capsicum becomes soft.
3. Then add tomato and fry for 5 mins.
4. Let everything cool and grind well.
5. Heat the remaining oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves and the ground paste.
6. Add salt and let it boil for 4 mins.

Notes and chats:

-> I tasted capsicum chutney in a get together party and i wondered, how come we can make chutney using capsicum. I asked her, she told that she used green capsicum and tomato to prepare this.
-> I found how to prepare this in Viki's kitchen and i tried my own way and it came in a different way. But it was yummy...!
-> You can also use chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala instead of using red chilli, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick.
-> Urad dal gives smooth texture to chutney, no matter if you don't add this.
-> Try this and post your comments. Soon I'll post the other methods to prepare this capsicum chutney.